William Burke

Burke and Hare murders

  Active for 1 year
(1828) in Scotland

16

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

16

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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William Burke The Burke and Hare murders were a series of 16 murders committed over a period of about ten months in 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The killings were undertaken by William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses to Doctor Robert Knox for dissection at his anatomy lectures.

William Burke Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer William Burke (aka) Burke and Hare murders, was active for 1 year in 1828, known to have ( 16 confirmed / 16 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Scotland

In 1828 William Burke started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 27%
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William Burke has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 1 week ago.

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Updated: 2019-06-10 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Burke and Hare murders
Nickname: Burke and Hare murders
Victims: 16 - 16
Years Active: 1828 - 1828
Active Countries: Scotland
Characteristics
Gender: Male
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Children: N/A
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Childhood Information
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2 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
William Burke

The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer William Burke. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1828
William Burke started his serial killing spree. #1828
1828
William Burke ended his serial killing spree. #1828
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Books that Mention William Burke

Book: Thirty Four (mentions serial killer William Burke)
William Hastings Bur...
Thirty Four
Book: Applied Differential Geometry (mentions serial killer William Burke)
William L. Burke
Applied Differential Geometry
Book: The Infamous Burke and Hare (mentions serial killer William Burke)
R. Michael Gordon
The Infamous Burke and Hare
Book: Shua (mentions serial killer William Burke)
William Burke
Shua

4 Books that mention Serial Killer
William Burke

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0956371213 Thirty Four 1
0521269296 Applied Differential Geom... 1
0786454563 The Infamous Burke and Ha... 1
0879460504 Shua 1

The Burke and Hare murders were a series of 16 killings committed over a period of about ten months in 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland. They were undertaken by William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses to Robert Knox for dissection at his anatomy lectures. Edinburgh was a leading European centre of anatomical study in the early 19th century, in a time when the demand for cadavers led to a shortfall in legal supply.

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External References
  1. Burke and Hare murders on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, William BURKE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Iris Dickerson, Brent Evans, William Burke on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q1288729 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jun 10, 2019.
Internal References

William Burke is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #66 of 644 [ Page 5 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  2. #80 of 644 [ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #570 of 644 [ Page 38 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  4. #590 of 644 [ Page 40 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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